Where is your favorite place to write?
If I’m typing on the computer, my favorite place is the desk in my parlor. The parlor in my house has big, wide windows that let in a lot of natural light and it’s very pleasant and airy. If I’m writing by hand, my favorite place is on the local subway system (BART). For some reason, I get a lot more writing done on the train than I do at home.
It’s so cool that you have a parlor! I think I’ve only ever read about them in books. What drew you to write fantasy?
I think what most appeals to me about writing fantasy is that you can do almost anything you want. You can tell almost any story you want. You can create a world all your own, with magic, centaurs, dragons, dwarves, and even your own invented creatures. There’s essentially no limit to what you can do, and I love writing stories with magic and invented worlds.
Is that what you’re working on right now?
Right now, I’m working on my fantasy trilogy called The Red Sorcerer Trilogy. Leyndray the Elf girl has always believed she was an orphan, until one day, when she discovers that her beloved mentor is at the center of a web of lies. Heartbroken and angry, she must fight against the prophecy that has overshadowed her birth to save all that she has loved… but at what cost? And who is this mysterious sorcerer all in red who seems to be controlling everything from the shadows?
I’m also working on a short story for an anthology that I plan to publish with my friends in December, so please look forward to more announcements about that!
Is this the only thing you’ve written?
Oh, no. I’ve got tons of things I’ve written. I’ve written four novels (so far) and a part of a fifth. I’ve written five short stories and am working on two more. One of them, The Photo, was published on Roane Publishing’s blog. I also wrote several articles as part of the Facing Fukushima project I participated in during my undergrad. I used to write poetry in high school, but I haven’t written any poems lately. And I keep a blog and often write book reviews for it.
Impressive! Do you self-edit your books, or do you get someone to do that for you?
You know that saying “A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a doctor”? Well, I’d like to make a new one: “The author who edits herself has a fool for an editor.” My critique partners usually point out typos, etc. if they see them, but I also get a professional line editor to double-check my book. Of course, I’m not ready to publish anything yet, but when I am, I will. In fact, I read a book recently that was so riddled with typos and sentence errors that it was hard for me to get absorbed in the story, so I definitely want to avoid that with my books.
About Corinne Morier
Corinne Morier is a bibliophile-turned-writer with a penchant for writing stories that make readers think. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, playing video games, and swimming. Her motto is “Haters gonna hate and potatoes gonna potate.” You can keep up with her latest by checking out her blog or following her on facebook or twitter.